Got back to Islamabad yesterday. I hadn't taken my car to Lahore for
a number of reasons, one of them being the car's state (I'm not sure it
would have lasted the trip without giving problems) and more importantly,
because driving in Lahore is like trying to dodge bullets from a machine
gun. However, after the discomforts of the Daewoo bus service and
hagglingwith the rikshaw drivers, I'm prepared to take that chance on
The night before, I was caught up in some work and missed the 11pm
Daewoo bus I had a seat reserved in. I had heard a lot of good things
about the twice a day train service between Lahore and Rawalpindi which
covered the distance in just three hours, but the railway enquiry reps
were so rude and unhelpful that I couldn't even get the fares and train
schedule, let alone a reservation. Then went for a bite at a famous
24-hour cafe where the sandwiches, cookies and coffee really were pretty
awesome. CTC was the name, methinks. Then I chatted with an old
friend till it was time to start the fast, about an hour before sunset,
and got on the first bus here.
Lahore is a nice place to visit sometimes. Plus, the food is
generally better than what you will find in Islamabad's top eating
places. But there's just this stuffy and chaotic feel to the city that
doesn't allow you to relax much. Good to be back. Till next time.
On 27th September 2006, at 09:57am PKT, suga said:
Hi...I jus saw ur to do list..i will make one too :)
Aur sunao kase ho? Ramadan Mubarak...
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